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  • Director, Center for Chronic Disease Outcomes Research
  • Core Investigator, Center for Chronic Disease and Outcomes Research, Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • Core Investigator, University of Minnesota Transdisciplinary Tobacco Use Research Center (TTURC), Minneapolis, MN
  • Staff Physician, Section of General Internal Medicine, Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Director, CCDOR Physician Fellowship Program in Health Services Research
Email  Steven Fu
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA
  • MSCE, University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Center for Clinical, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Philadelphia, PA
  • Improving tobacco treatment in diverse and disadvantaged populations
  • Culturally sensitive tobacco cessation interventions
  • Racial/ethnic disparities in health and health care
  • Acculturation
  • Fu SS, van Ryn M, Burgess DB, Sherman SE, Noorbaloochi S, Clothier BA, Sandberg, A, Joseph AM. Population-Based Tobacco Treatment: Study Design of a Randomized Controlled Trial. BMC Public Health 12:159 doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-159, 2012.

  • Widome R, Littman AJ, Laska MN, Fu SS. Promoting healthful behaviors in young veterans is the key to preventing chronic disease. Prev Chronic Dis 9:110132. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5888/pcd9.110132, 2012.

  • Joseph AM, Fu SS, Lindgren B, Rothman A, Kodl M, Lando H, Doyle B, Hatsukami D. Chronic disease management for tobacco dependence: A randomized, controlled trial. Archives of Internal Medicine 171(21):1894-1900, 2011.

  • Burgess DJ, Widome R, van Ryn M , Phelan S, Fu SS. Self-stigma, stress, and smoking among African American and American Indian female smokers: an exploratory qualitative study. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice 5(1): 20-31m 2011.

  • Smith MW, Chen S, An LC, Fu SS, Nugent S, Nelson DB, Joseph Am., Cost-effectiveness of an intensive telephone-based intervention for smoking cessation. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare 2011 Oct 24. [Epub ahead of print]

  • Widome R, Nelson Laska M, Gulden A, Fu SS, Lust K. Health risk behaviors of Afghanistan and Iraq war Veterans attending college. American Journal of Health Promotion 26(2):101-108, 2011.

  • Widome R, Joseph AM, Brock B, Chlebeck B, Polusny M, Fu SS. Talking to Iraq and Afghanistan war Veterans about tobacco use. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 13(7):623-626, 2011.

  • Butler M, Kane RL, McAlpine D, Kathol R, Fu S, Hagedorn H, Wilt T. Does integrated care improve treatment for depression? A systematic review. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management 34(2):1-19, 2011.

  • van Ryn M, Burgess DJ, Dovido JF, Phelan SM, Malat J, Griffin JM, Fu SS, Saha S, Perry S. The impact of racism on clinician cognition, behavior and clinical decision-making. Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race 8(1):199-218, 2011.

  • Fu SS, Burgess DJ, van Ryn M, Rhodes KR, Widome R, Ricards J, Noorbaloochi S, Clothier BA, Su J, Joseph AM. Smoking cessation strategies for American Indians: Should smoking cessation treatment include a prescription for a complete home smoking ban? American Journal of Preventive Medicine 39(6 Suppl 1):S56-65, 2010.

  • Stahre MA, Okuyemi KS, Joseph AM, Fu SS. Racial/ethnic differences in menthol cigarette smoking, population quit ratios and utilization of evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments. Addiction 105(Suppl 1):75-83, 2010.

  • Burgess, DJ, Fu, SS, van Ryn, M. Potential unintended consequences of tobacco-control policies on mothers who smoke: a review of the literature. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 37(2 Suppl):S151-8, 2009.

  • Fu, SS, Burgess, DJ, Hatsukami, DK, Noorbaloochi, S, Clothier, BA, Nugent, S, van Ryn, M. Race and nicotine replacement therapy treatment outcomes among diverse, low-income smokers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 35(6S):S442S448, 2008.

  • Fu, SS, Kodl, M, Joseph, AM, Hatsukami, DK, Johnson, E, Breslau, N, Bierut, L: Racial/Ethnic disparities in quit ratios and use of nicotine replacement therapy in smokers aged 25-44. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention 17: 1640-1647, 2008.

  • Burgess, DJ, Fu, SS, Joseph, AM, Hatsukami, DK, Solomon, J, van Ryn, M: Understanding smoking and cessation among Hmong smokers: Results from an exploratory qualitative study. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved 19:442-451, 2008.

  • Fu, SS, McFall, M., Saxon, A, Beckham, J, Carmody, T, Baker, D, Joseph, AM: Posttraumatic stress disorder and smoking: A systematic review. Nicotine and Tobacco Research 9:1071-1084, 2007.

  • Fu, SS, Burgess, DJ, van Ryn, M, Hatsukami, DK, Solomon, J, Joseph, AM: Views on smoking cessation methods in ethnic minority communities: A qualitative investigation. Preventive Medicine, 44:235-240, 2007.

  • Burgess, DJ, Fu, SS, Joseph, AM, Hatsukami, DK, Solomon, J, van Ryn, M: Beliefs and experiences regarding smoking cessation among American Indians. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 9 (Suppl 1): S19-S28, 2007.

  • Kodl, M, Fu, SS, Joseph, AM: Timing of treatment for habitual smoking and alcohol dependence. Alcohol Research and Review, 29:203-207, 2006.

  • Fu, SS, Partin, MR, Snyder, A, An, LC, Nelson, DB, Clothier, B, Nugent, S, Willenbring, ML, Joseph, AM: Promoting repeat tobacco dependence treatment: Are relapsed smokers interested? American Journal of Managed Care, 12:235-243, 2006.

  • Fu, SS, Sherman, SE, Yano, EM, van Ryn, M, Lanto, AB, Joseph, AM: Ethnic disparities in the use of pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation in an equal access health care system. American Journal of Health Promotion, 20:108-116, 2005.

  • Sherman, SE, Fu, SS, Joseph, AM, Lanto, AB, Yano, EM: Gender differences in smoking cessation services received among veterans. Women's Health Issues, 15:126-33, 2005.

  • Jonk, Y., Sherman, SE., Fu, SS, Hamlet-Berry, K, Geraci, MC, Joseph, AM: National trends in the provision of smoking cessation aids within the Veterans Health Administration. American Journal of Managed Care 11:77-85, 2005.

  • Burgess, DJ, Fu, SS, van Ryn, M: Why do providers contribute to disparities and what can be done about it? Journal of General Internal Medicine 19:1154-1159, 2004.

  • van Ryn, M. and Fu, SS: Paved with good intentions: The provider contribution to disparities in care. American Journal of Public Health 93(2):58-65, 2003.

  • Fu, SS, Ma, GX, Siu, PT, Tu, XM, Metlay, JP: Cigarette smoking among Chinese Americans and the influence of linguistic acculturation. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 5(6):803-11, 2003.

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